Arjen Robben ran faster than any footballer ever recorded on his way to score Holland's fifth against Spain 7 years ago

Arjen Robben ran faster than any footballer ever recorded on his way to score Holland's fifth against Spain

Theo Walcott is no longer the fastest man in the game...

There has been an awful lot of talk about Holland's 5-1 drubbing of world champions Spain. It was such a shocking result, and so comprehensive, that the game merited the level of analysis it has received and today a very tasty little morsel was extracted by Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf.

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They clocked Arjen Robben as he ran for the fifth goal and he hit a top speed of 37kph as he left Sergio Ramos for dust on the way to his second goal of the game.

Robben speed

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awQcH_0hkIw

That speed is the fastest ever recorded, according to the paper, beating the old mark of 35.7 by Arsenal's Theo Walcott. Others credit Manchester United's Antonio Valencia as the fastest man, with a top speed of 35.2kph

The paper also calculate that if Robben kept that pace up for 100 metres, he would clock a time of 10.28 seconds.